QCONZ Staff Conference 2021

Date: June 2021

Wow what a great event!

Last week the QCONZ team came together for their bi-annual staff conference.  Hosted at the Distinction Hotel in Rotorua, this was a great opportunity for the team to get to know one another better and gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the QCONZ business; what we do and why we do it.   Team building opportunities were mixed throughout the learning sessions and staff had an opportunity to brainstorm and share improvement ideas at the end.

A big thank you to Charlotte Rutherford (Fonterra Director of on-farm excellence) for her time and input.  Thank you also to the team from Pipeline who delivered a fantastic team building exercise, and guest speaker Mike Allsop who shared his truly inspirational story and path to personal success.

Lots of fun and laughter was shared by all the team who are now energised with a clear focus on the task ahead.

Other news

Believed to be a world first, a new training programme focusing on the benefits of animal wellbeing has been developed by QCONZ in collaboration with UCOL, Fonterra and DairyNZ.

The Fonterra ‘All things milking’ workshop was held in Pongakawa last week and prior to that in Waihi for local dairy farmers.

QCONZ has been successful in our bid to be an approved audit agency for the NAIT accreditation programme assessment which launched this week.

Ko Tatou – This is us – Biosecurity 2025 Biosecurity is important to our business, our sector, farmers, and farming communities and to the overall economy of New Zealand. A proactive approach to biosecurity is good business risk management. It is also part of caring for the communities we live and work in.

On 31st January Josh Wheeler (QCONZ) and Nick Dowson (BOP Dairy Farmer) began their journey to cycle New Zealand from Cape Reinga to Bluff!  This is no mean feat!

Josh Wheeler was invited to speak at a SMASH Fielday in Taranaki this month where he shared helpful pointers to assist farmers with mastitis management and milking efficiency, including demonstrating the benefits of milking by time and MaxT.

Another QCONZ IT development is near completion!  

QCONZ is leading the way with animal wellbeing training set to launch in Autumn 2022. 

QCONZ is excited to announce the appointment of Mark Neal as an independent Director to our Board.

We are pleased to announce that QCONZ will be helping deliver a ‘Reducing Strains and Sprains’ project co-funded by ACC and DairyNZ.